We report the case of an active 8-year-old patient with a 2-year history of groin and thigh pain. Magnetic resonance imaging of the hip demonstrated a paralabral cyst arising from a superior labral tear. Arthroscopic labral repair and decompression of the cyst were performed, and the patient remains asymptomatic at 2-year follow-up.
Acetabular labral tears with concomitant paralabral cysts have been described in the literature in the adult population and successfully treated arthroscopically. We propose that surgeons should be aware of this as a cause for undiagnosed groin and thigh pain in the pediatric population and that arthroscopic management is successful.